Hands-Free Distracted Driving Bill Goes Into Effect July 1st

Hands-Free Distracted Driving Bill Goes Into Effect July 1st

This new law will require citizens to use hands-free technology while using cellphones and other electronic devices while driving.

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The new Hands-Free Distracted Driving bill goes into effect July 1st

 

Current Georgia law already prohibits texting and driving. That law went into effect July 1, 2010.

 

This new law will prohibit drivers from:

–       Holding or supporting a phone or device while driving

–       Using a hand held phone or device to write, send, or read texts, message, emails while driving

–       Watching a video on your phone or device while driving

–       Recording a video on your phone or device while driving

 

Under the new law, Georgia drivers WILL be able to:

–       Talk on the phone or text using hands-free technology

–       Use a GPS system

–       Wear/Use a smartwatch

–       Use an earpiece to talk on the phone

–       Use phones in an emergency situation like a traffic accident or medical emergency

–       Listen to a music app


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